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National Endowment for the Arts Announces $4,332,000 in Midwestern Arts Funding

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An NEA grant this round will help support Boston Public School (BPS) Arts Expansion, a citywide, public-private partnership initiative of EdVestors that works to expand and ensure equitable, quality arts instruction for all students.

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced more than $32 million in arts funding to organizations nationwide! Recipients include organizations from all 50 states, DC, & Puerto Rico, as well as creative writing fellowships in prose & fellowships to support translation projects.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced grants totaling $4,332,000 going to organizations in the Midwest.

Recipients include 189 organizations from Arts Midwest’s region, recommended in the categories of Grants for Arts Projects, Challenge America, Research Grants in the Arts, and Research Labs. Also included in this announcement are grants to individuals for Literature Fellowships, which include Creative Writing Fellowships in prose and fellowships to support translation projects.

Funded Midwestern projects include:

  • An award to Black Hills Works in Rapid City, South Dakota, of $25,000 to support Flutter Productions’ FashionABLE: All-Ability Threads. This multidisciplinary production will feature fashion, costume design, painting, sculpture, dance, music, and set design created by program participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their mentors, and community partners.
  • An award to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in Michigan of $50,000 to support a touring exhibit of Anishinaabek quillwork art that will begin at the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways and travel to partner sites throughout the area. Exhibit and publication text will be presented in both English and Anishinaabemowin.

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“The NEA is pleased to announce these grants, which support organizations in the Midwest and nationwide. Whether it’s the creation of new art, opportunities for participation and engagement in the arts, or work to better understand the impact of the arts, these grants contribute to the strength and well-being of individuals and communities, help meet the challenges of our time, and build towards a future in which all people can lead artful lives and reach their full potential.”

National Endowment for the Arts Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD

About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.